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Current Statistics

India's total gross external debt increased by 13% to $345.8 billion as of end March 2012 over end March 2011. Short-term debt recorded a faster increase by 20.3% to $78.2 billion over the same year. As a result, short-term debt as a percentage of total debt rose from 21.2% to 22.6% between March 2011 and 2012. A long-term trend has been that the share of concessional debt in total debt has been declining: from 36.8% as on March 2003 to 13.9% as on March 2012.

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